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Downpatrick Head

2 miles North of Ballycastle | Co Mayo, Ballycastle, Ireland
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This is worth a trip, if you're in the area. Be sure to stop at the food truck when it's open. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beckibecka
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Denver, Colorado
Must be seen - but not with a dog!

A stunning location and a lovely short walk from the free, no barrier, car park to the cave... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roganroy
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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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Downpatrick Head is a place of spectacular scenic and geological importance. One of the noted locations on the West of Ireland's world renowned "Wild Atlantic Way". A tourist location not to be missed if you are in the area of north Mayo. The sea stack is one of the most photographed cliff areas in Ireland. A note of caution should be stated as the cliffs are extremely high with no barrier protection to preserve the natural views. View with extreme caution especially in windy conditions. Children should be held on to at all times. No dogs allowed. The site can be viewed during daylight hours. The site is free to visit. Donations are possible via our website.
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“the cliff” (21 reviews)
“blow hole” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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2 miles North of Ballycastle | Co Mayo, Ballycastle, Ireland
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"the cliff"
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"blow hole"
in 17 reviews
"wild atlantic way"
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"crashing waves"
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"ceide fields"
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"mother nature"
in 3 reviews
"the atlantic ocean"
in 5 reviews
"lost their lives"
in 2 reviews
"watch your step"
in 2 reviews
"scared of heights"
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"tour buses"
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"bring your camera"
in 3 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 6 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"information boards"
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"viewing platform"
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"take your breath away"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is worth a trip, if you're in the area. Be sure to stop at the food truck when it's open. The owner is the nicest guy and full of information. He made the trip well worth it. I wouldn't bring children here, as it...More

Thank Beckibecka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A stunning location and a lovely short walk from the free, no barrier, car park to the cave viewpoint and the head and sea stack. Wonderful, except the “no dogs” sign appears half way to the sights and not at the car park gate! Very...More

1  Thank Roganroy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Ballycastle and I love that this is not far away from me. It’s such a gorgeous place to go and it looks beautiful rain or sunshine ! I would highly recommend you go visit if you are any where near Ballycastle -...More

Thank eckelly96
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't miss this one. The views are well worth a visit. Even from the car park it looks like a mini Giants Causeway and the sunsets are unreal.

Thank Jubstie
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Travelled here with a friend in early January - it had been a big freeze overnight and when we arrived it was 2 degrees C. Just the right weather for a brisk walk - we were literally the only people there. This place is absolutely...More

Thank Nyall G
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We drove from Sligo over to Downpatrick Head. This is where you'll find Dùn Briste Sea Stack. Its a good idea to wear hiking boots as the cliffs area can be a bit uneven under foot. There are no guard rails around the edges of...More

Thank Kaleeo_44
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

Absolutely stunning sight, not a place for young children as you can go right to the cliff edge - not for the faint hearted. Well worth a visit on a calm sunny day as you are totally exposed to the elements. Great place to have...More

1  Thank Heather B
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

It really was a well spent evening in Downpatrick Head... beautiful place ...a must. Be careful as there is no fence but I suppose that makes it more fascinating...

Thank David S
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

The cliffs of moher are better known but downpatrick is incredible in itself. A beautiful landscape surrounds it. It's close enough to the ceide fields to do both in one afternoon.

Thank fquinn921
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We very nearly decided not to walk up from the car park due to wind and showers but layered up and braved it. How well we were rewarded- the best blow hole in Ireland and breathtaking sea stack with wild foaming water crashing underneath. A...More

1  Thank GerLMcK
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Putzy_Putzlman
17 August 2017|
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Response from thepod1981 | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of parking
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Ciara H
7 July 2017|
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Response from Stuart M | Property representative |
Hello Ciara. So sorry for late reply and you may have already visited Down Patrick Head. No problem with small dogs but must be kept on a lead for your safety. Very high cliffs with no safety barriers. We do hope you can... More
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